Runners at the Brindley Beach Vacations Lighthouse 5K.

It’s almost August. Where did the summer go?

The weather has been great here on the Outer Banks. Yes, it did get hot, hot, hot a few times and it looks like there’s a couple more really warm days coming up, but it is summer in North Carolina, after all.

The ocean has been a thing of beauty, perfect temperatures for a refreshing dip, the surf manageable, and the sun has be out.

With the thought that at some point in time families may wish to get off the beach, or maybe Mom and Dad might want to take in some live entertainment, here’s a brief overview of some different things to do in August. This list is by no means complete, so ask around about other things to do.

Alligator River Refuge Van Tour

August 2, 16 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Creef Cut Trail Parking Lot, 5.5 miles west of Roanoke Island, Hwy 64 & Milltail Rd.

Join us for a personal tour through popular areas for viewing and photographing wildlife. Our two photographer leaders know the refuge. $30 per adult. $20 children 6-12. Limited to 5 participants. Reservation required. 252-216-9464 for reservations and details.

Movies On The Sound

Dusk, Weekly on Tuesdays

Town of Duck

Weekly on Tuesday

Although FREE, donations are appreciated to benefit Children @ Play, the films’ presenter. Blankets and chairs are encouraged.

August 2, 2016 – Maleficent

August 9, 2016 – Tangled

August 16, 2016 – E.T.

Lighthouse 5K

Wednesday, 8:00 am

The Whalehead Club, Corolla

Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. Add the fun of a run and fitness to your vacation joining us for a Summer morning 5k run/walk through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. This is a family fun event sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations!

August 3rd

August 10th

August 17th

August 24th

August 31

Rainbow Puppets Children’s Show Really Big Dinosaur Show

August 3 – 5, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Roanoke Island Festival Park– Indoor Theatre

It’s not called “The Really Big Dinosaur Show” for nothing… there’s a long-necked dinosaur that stretches out over 16 feet from nose to tail, there’s a nine foot tall T-Rex, and there’s a mountain that comes to life and begins singing a song. Tickets are $5/ ages 2 and younger-free.

John Michael Montgomery

August 4, 6:00 pm

Roanoke Island festival Park- Outdoor Pavilion

One of the best voices in country music comes to the Outer Banks.

Red Wolf Howling

August 10, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Creef Cut Trail parking lot, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Hwy 64 & Milltail Road

Refuge staff/Red Wolf Caretaker offer you the experience of a lifetime! Come and learn about the endangered red wolf during a short presentation. Then journey to the heart of the refuge for an adventurous attempt to hear our captive red wolves produce their haunting sounds. Call 252-216-9464 with questions.

OBX Pirate Festival

August 10 – 11

Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbuckling good time as pirates and their friends invade Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head.  Kids are invited to participate in a free Scalawag School to see if they have what it takes to be part of Blackbeard’s Crew!

Donavon Frankenreiter

August 22

Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern, Nags Head

Singer/songwriter and professional surfer, rforming from his catalog and latest album, The Heart.

2016 BIC SUP One Design Series

August 25

Kitty Hawk Kites, Duck

BIC SUP is a series of stand up paddleboard races featuring BIC’s One Design race style SUP. This event is a fun and friendly competition. Brief clinics will be held prior to each competition. Registration and clinics start at 9:00a.m., Races begin at 10:00a.m. for most events.